2013 Reading Challenges

CUT THE CABLE READING CHALLENGE

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The challenge is to read books that were made into TV shows and/or novelizations based on TV shows.

(Examples, Perry Mason, Dresden FilesDoctor Who. The first two were books made into TV shows, the last was a TV show first.)

The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.

You have to read the books in 2013.

Short stories count (example, Sherlock Holmes, Jeeves and Wooster)
Rereads count
Crossovers with other reading challenges count

Casual Viewer - 6 books
Couch Potato - 12 books
TV Junkie - 18 books
TV Addict - 24 books

This is a challenge I made and I'm going for TV Addict (24 books)


3/24 books






a) Mystery/Detective

Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants by Lee Goldberg (finished 1/7/13)







(Crossover with You Have the Right to Remain Silent & Cruisin' Through the Cozies Challenges)

b) Sci-Fi

Doctor Who and An Unearthly Child by Terrance Dicks (finished 1-9-13)







c) Paranormal/Fantasy

Jane and the Dragon Three's A Crowd by Martin Baynton (finished 1-13-13)



(Crossover with What An Animal Reading Challenge VI)

d) Humor



e) Adventure



f) Reality


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You Have The Right To Remain Silent

January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Short stories count
Re-reads count
Books can cross over with other challenges


A challenge that tips its hat to the origins of the crime novel as well as celebrating all that's great about the genre.
8 Catergories
You can add your own bonus catergories if you wish
(or swap out any you don't want to do)


Ex-Con - 1 book per catergory
Model Prisoner - 2 books per catergory
Lifer - 3 books per catergory


I'm going for Lifer, three books per category.

1/24 books




Elementary My Dear Watson - Of course we start with Sherlock Holmes. This can be any book where Sherlock appears as a character (so it's not restricted to those written by Arthur Conan Doyle)

1.) TO READ:
Sherlock Holmes & The Veiled Detective by David Stuart Davies
2.) TO READ:
Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes by Loren D. Estleman
3.) TO READ:
The Empty House by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (my favorite Sherlock Holmes story)

The Little Grey Cells of Agatha Christie Any book from the wonderful imagination of Agatha Christie - there are certainly plenty to choose from!

1.) TO READ:
Appointment With Death
2.) TO READ:
Evil Under The Sun
3.) TO READ:
Sad Cypress

Watching the Detectives - The central character is a member of the police.

1.) TO READ:
maybe Evan and Elle by Rhys Bowen (I have to check the order)
2.) TO READ:
maybe Evanly Choirs by Rhys Bowen
3.) TO READ: maybe a Hamish MacBeth

Outside The Law - The central character is a lawyer, private detective, criminal (i.e not a member of the police).

1.) Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants by Lee Goldberg (Finished 1/7/13)
(Crossover with Cut the Cable & Cruising Through the Cozies)

2.) TO READ: Psych

3.) TO READ: Burn Notice or Perry Mason

Come Up To The Lab - Central character is a doctor/medical examiner.

1.) TO READ:

2.) TO READ: Diagnosis Murder

3.) TBD

Let's Get Cozy! - any type of cozy or humorous murder mystery.

1.) TBD (so many to choose from!)
2.) TBD (so many to choose from!)
3.) TBD (so many to choose from!)

Too Spooky for Words - Books with a paranormal or supernatural element as part of the story.


1.) TO READ:
Ghost of a Chance (coming out February 5, 2013) by E.J. Copperman
2.) TO READ: a Casey Daniels
3.) TBD  



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Cruisin' Thru The Cozies 2013


January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

Books can overlap with other challenges.


Books may be in any format (paper, ebooks, audio).

I'm going for Super Sleuth which is 13 or more books.



1/13 books


1) Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants by Lee Goldberg (Finished 1/7/13)
(Crossover with Cut the Cable & You Have the Right to Remain Silent Challenges)
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What An Animal Reading Challenge VI



January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Books can overlap with other challenges.
Books may be in any format (paper, ebooks, audio).

Read at least 6 books that have any of the following requirements:


a. there is an animal in the title of the book

b. there is an animal on the cover of the book

c. an animal plays a major role in the book

d. a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like)




1/6 books

1) Jane and the Dragon Three's A Crowd by Martin Baynton (finished 1-13-13)
(crossover with Cut the Cable Reading Challenge)



Fits a, b, c & d.

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